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Cannock Chase, Shugborough and Canal Circular is a 5 mile loop trail located near Stafford, Staffordshire, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length 5.0 mi Elevation gain 544 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Forest Partially paved River Views Wild flowers Wildlife Historic site
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A varied circular walk starting from Seven Springs car park, one of the many parking areas you will find in the area of Cannock Chase, Staffordshire. Cannock Chase was designated as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1958 because of its beautiful landscape, its wildlife and its history, it has an extensive area of forest, woodland and parkland. On the walk the paths are of good quality. You will need to negotiate a couple of busy road crossings, a stretch along a roadside grass verge, some stepping stones, a narrow bridge and several gates. There are no toilet facilities along the walk.

Seven Springs car park is on the A513 between Wolseley Bridge and Milford (directly opposite the side road, Meadow Lane, signed to Little Haywood). From Wolseley Bridge travel 1.1 miles to reach the entrance to Seven Springs car park which is located on the left. From Milford travel along the A513 road for 2.3 miles to reach the car park on the right. The nearest postcode is for Oakedge Shooting Ground, Wolseley Bridge, Staffordshire, ST17 0XS (which is further east along the A513).

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Mark Turton
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Good walk along the river and onto the National trust site. Little bit of road walking but all good overall.

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Paula Gittins
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Rob Meehan
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daniel downs
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The first part of the walk was down a pretty well used road onto a quite crowded canal section but once I'd passed this the walk along Shugbrough Hall and the forest section where very nice.

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Glen Waddell
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It was a great quick trail, went round in 1hr 35mins so was a lot quicker than quoted. Only down side is the main road walk... there is no path and it’s quite exposed and busy!

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Helen Bell
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If you park at Milford then you can go along footpaths and miss out the section on the road and pop out where the pavement is just before you get to Shugborough. It adds a few km but it's not difficult to find the route by following the paths on the map. I really enjoyed my walk.

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Kristen Ostle
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Busy roads

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Grzegorz Wozniak
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Trail is ok. I highly suggest to visit Wall garden and Farmhouse at Shugborough Estate

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Mark Tams
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Nice walk through the Shugborough estate but too many mountain bikers through cannock chase. But nether the less a good walk

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Lauren Hobin
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Has the potential to be a really gorgeous walk but it is definitely NOT suitable for dogs, as the main road part of the walk has no paths and is an extremely busy main road. We had to turn around at this point and go back the way we came as I wouldn’t feel comfortable walking along it... even without a dog.

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Allen Drummond
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Our first walk using the app. A very enjoyable walk. As it was Easter there was a floating market on the canal at Great Haywood. When leaving the canal we took a slight detour into Little Haywood. We visited a very nice pub called the Lamb and flag. We’re looking forward to our next walk using the app.

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Martin Scholey
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For National Trust members there is access to toilets at Shugborough not long after entering estate. Recommend camera and binoculars for this walk!

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Dan Rowbotham
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Great walk through some stunning scenery, however didn’t enjoy walking alongside the main road.

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Mark Tams
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Matt Parker
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dawn dixon
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juliet Thomas
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And Char
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Syed Haque
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dawn dixon
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dawn dixon
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Georgina Barratt
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Rob Meehan
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Nicola Hamer
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Rhys Gittins
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sarah chamberlain
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Rebecca Windsor
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Ralf Halama
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Jennifer Eccles
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Matthew Cope
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